MYSTERY SURROUNDS THE Beaver CB's headed into fall camp. Both starters from '08 are now in the NFL -- there surely will be a good sized drop off in '09, won't there? This season could well signal it's No. 21's time to shine, and the coaches have a diverse, talented trio battling for the start on the opposite island. BF.C in a continuing series leading up to fall camp breaks down the corners..
August 9, 2009
ARGUABLY THE MOST compelling question on defense pre-fall camp is in the secondary, where OSU is replacing all four starters. What figures to be one lengthy position battle will be at corner, where senior Patrick Henderson, junior James Dockery and sophomore Brandon Hardin figure to vie for a starting post opposite Tim Clark, the expected LCB starter. And so it begs the question..
July 6, 2009
CORVALLIS--Two longtime, productive starters from last year are now gone, both NFL Draft selections. Indeed, the cornerback position will undoubtedly be one of the more crucial spots for the Oregon State defense this year. And although consistent, vocal senior Tim Clark seems to have one of the islands locked up, the other appears in play.
June 8, 2009
AN INSIDE LOOK at Oregon State's spring ball preparations for the upcoming 2009 season. Among the Beavers in this exclusive photo collection, Stephen Paea, Kevin Frahm, Timi Oshinowo, Jovan Stevenson, Andrew Seumalo, Tim Clark and more, all presented in living Technicolor.
April 22, 2009
OREGON STATE loses two top notch starting cornerbacks to graduation -- two starters that are NFL prospects who will need to be replaced this season. So why does Mike Riley seem comfortable headed into the spring when he discusses the outlook at corner for Oregon State in 2009?
March 26, 2009
THERE ALWAYS EXIST a myriad of goals and areas of focus headed into spring drills. It's a new year and older faces are gone and the youth returning is more experienced. But two positions in particular, said Mike Riley, are front and center when Oregon State kicks off the 15-practice spring session in Corvallis later this month.
March 2, 2009
CORVALLIS -- The first team units scrimmaged against each other about 10-12 snaps Wednesday and while much of the focus has been on the o-line and the return of Tavita Thompson this week, don't forget about the Oregon State defensive ends. Victor Butler kicked off the practice session with a "sack" of QB Lyle Moevao on the very first play.
October 30, 2008